Every year in January, attendees at CES get to see some of the newest technology from a variety of industries, including 3D printing. It’s always an exciting show that introduces a wealth of new products, and over the course of the rest of the year, we get to watch as those products slowly roll out, going from the showroom floor to the store shelves. At CES this year, Shining 3D had two new products to unveil: the EinScan Pro+ 3D scanner and the EinStart-C 3D printer. Now the EinStart-C is hitting the market, and it brings to the table several upgrades and improvements over its predecessors.

The EinStart-C at CES 2017 [Image: Sarah Goehrke]

The EinStart-C is designed to be accessible to everyone, from professional designers to kids in the classroom. It’s fully enclosed, with stable construction and optimized features that allow it to operate continuously for up to 300 hours. According to Shining 3D Vice President Rosy Ni, the printer is the safest 3D printer that the company has ever offered, as well as the best in terms of print quality. It’s also the fastest one yet, with a print speed of up to 100 cc/hour, twice the speed of the EinStart-S, its most recent predecessor.

The newest addition to the EinStart line is easy to set up and use right out of the box, and features a 3.5-inch color touch screen and Wi-Fi connectivity. The print chamber is fully enclosed, and automatic bed leveling and anomaly detection allow for quick, simple start-up. A few specifications include:

  • Size: 364 x 386 x 380 mm
  • Build size: 153 x 153 x 153 mm
  • Layer resolution: 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, 0.25, 0.4 mm
  • Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Filament: 1.75 mm PLA

While the EinStart-C is high-quality enough for professional users, it’s also simple enough for children, so Shining 3D is making an extra push to get this particular 3D printer into classrooms. In January, the company formed a strategic partnership with PrintLab International, an organization of 3D printing experts dedicated to supporting the growth and expansion of 3D printing in schools. In addition to selling Shining 3D’s EinScan 3D scanners on its platform, PrintLab also worked with Shining 3D to develop an educational starter package, which was released yesterday.

The package includes the EinStart-C 3D printer as well as the EinScan-SE 3D scanner, one of Shining 3D’s most recently released scanners that was introduced in April and, like the EinStart-C, is feature-filled enough for professionals yet easy enough for beginners to use. The package also includes materials, lesson plans, a curriculum kit, online courses and a 160-page handbook. It was designed as an affordable way to help educators introduce 3D printing and 3D scanning to their students, and to integrate the technology into their lesson plans.

“The educational market is very important; we hope to continue working with those who get their start there, and are looking to partner with those in education to get into middle schools, high schools, and universities,” Oscar Meza, Shining 3D Vice President of Global Sales, told 3DPrint.com in January.

It’s been a busy year for Shining 3D, which has introduced several new products over the course of 2017. The Chinese company has never been one to sit back and relax; it brings new 3D printers and scanners to the market on a regular basis, and is likely to continue to do so if this year has been any indication. We look forward to seeing what else they have to offer in the future. You can learn more about the EinStart-C, and request a quote, here. Discuss in the Shining 3D forum at 3DPB.com.

[Images: Shining 3D unless otherwise credited]

 

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